Speaking to Iraqi News (IraqiNews.com), he said “
“It is unfortunate to see this unjustified escalation over the TOC by the Kurdish sides especially the recent reports over forming Kurdish force under the name of Himreen Operation Command,” he stressed.
“TOC involves elements from all over the Iraqi communities so forming Operation Command by the Kurds with communal background is rejected by the public and the government,” he assured.
“The escalation in this regard will complicate the communal disputes and create tensions,” he continued, calling “The political sides to keep away from the military affairs.”
Earlier, the President of Kurdistan region, Masoud Barzani, said in a statement on last Monday “We will take whatever steps necessary to cancel the
He added “We believed from the beginning that the TOC would be a major factor in further destabilizing the province and that it doesn’t serve the article 140 of the Iraqi permanent constitution as it is against the Kurds, democracy process and the spirit of co-existence.”